François Pinon Vouvray Brut Non Dosé
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow with a strong bead. Lemon rind and pear on the nose, plus a strong note of talc. Tangy and sharply focused on entry, offering brisk citrus and dusty mineral flavors that gain richness with air while retaining vivacity. Then quite dry on the back, with noteworthy finishing clarity and lingering minerality. This puts on weight with air and will be very flexible at the table. Made entirely from 2008 juice.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Francois Pinon’s NV Vouvray Brut Non-Dose L07356 demonstrates that really low residual sugar is not incompatible in Vouvray with succulent ripe fruit expression, in this instance of quince, pear, and passion fruit. Nor is a sense of minerality by way of alkaline, wet stone, and saline traces lacking here, and the whole is wreathed in a musky, narcissus like florality and hints of snuffed candle wick and lees. Enjoy this over the coming year, though no doubt another excellent lot will be essayed as its successor.